The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Gregory Cox

Warwick Assembly of God Church
Hampton, VA

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Jo Ann Davis, (R-VA)
Date of Prayer: 08/01/2001

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, it is an honor and privilege to welcome Pastor Greg Cox as our guest chaplain this morning. Pastor Cox is the Senior Pastor of Warwick Assembly of God Church in Hampton, Virginia.

Pastor Cox serves as Presbyter of the Tidewater North Section of the Potomac District of the Assemblies of God, and also serves on the board of directors for Youth Challenge and Mid–Atlantic Teen Challenge.

Both of these organizations are dedicated to liberating teens and young adults from drug and alcohol addiction and other life–controlling problems.

Pastor Cox also holds a seat on the Ministry Cabinet of the National Clergy Council, a consortium of thousands of pastors from across the Nation dedicated to liberty and the sanctity of human life.

In 2001, Pastor Cox directed the National Day of Prayer activities in Hampton, Virginia, and has served his denomination in State and national committees.

Pastor Cox, a devoted husband and father of three, is a man of stellar reputation and high ideals. It is an honor to have such a man of integrity and faith represent my district today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Lord and our God, we are thankful for Your gracious favor upon this distinguished House. The wisdom and authority You have entrusted to this legislature have helped forge a Nation unparalleled in human history. Every man and woman elected to serve here is important. Each has a part in continuing our heritage. Grant them Your wisdom today.

We are grateful for their selfless and tireless commitment to public service and for the often unheralded sacrifices they make to improve the lives of the American people. Grant them Your strength today.

Be with those gathered in this great hall. Direct their steps. Guide their discussions and debates. Enable them to construct and enact laws that will serve and protect all of the people of this land, from the onset of life to natural death. Help each one to remember their sacred responsibility as guardians of our inalienable rights – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – endowed by Your hand, O God. Grant them boldness today.

Bless all assembled here, as well as their families, with Your merciful care and protection. Grant them understanding today, both to know and obey Your will, as they serve the American people with diligence and distinction.

And finally, O God, grant all of us the courage to stand together, as people of goodwill, not driven by the pursuit of our own selfish interests or clamoring for the satisfaction of our own individual desires, but instead motivated by the dream of working together to build a good and just society where people can serve You in freedom and in peace to the glory of Your great name.

This we ask in the name of God, our Father, and his son, the Lord Jesus Christ, our redeemer, and the Holy Spirit, our powerful advocate and counselor. Amen.

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